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Phuket

[poo-ket] /ˈpuˈkɛt/
noun
1.
an island near the W coast of Thailand. 294 sq. mi. (761 sq. km).
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Phuket

/ˌpuːˈkɛt/
noun
1.
an island and province of S Thailand, in the Andaman Sea: mainly flat; suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Area: 534 sq km (206 sq miles)
2.
the chief town of the island of Phuket; a popular tourist resort
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Encyclopedia Article for Phuket

city and island, southern Thailand. The island lies in the Andaman Sea, off the west coast of peninsular Thailand. Phuket city, located in the southeastern portion of the island, is a major port and commercial centre. Its harbour exports tin, rubber, charcoal, lumber, and fish products south to Malaysia and Singapore and north to Myanmar (Burma). Rice and manufactures are imported. The city airport has regular flights to Bangkok, towns of southern Thailand, and George Town, Malaysia.

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